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  • Yankee Leviathanby Richard Franklin Bensel

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 46.00

    This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. The author contends that intense competition for control of the national political economy between the free North and slave South produced secession, which in turn spawned the formation of two new states, a market-oriented... more...

  • Recollections of the Civil Warby Charles A. Dana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As the Civil War seemed to spin out of control, President Lincoln sought more insight into the conditions on the front lines. Because he did not have full confidence in the controversial approach that General Grant had taken, Lincoln sent renowned journalist Charles Dana to keep an eye on things and report back. Recollections of the Civil War offers... more...

  • 1864by Charles Bracelen Flood

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00

    In a masterful narrative, historian and biographer Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the last campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected as president, and laid out his majestic vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West. In 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of... more...

  • Stonewall's Prussian Mapmakerby Richard Brady Williams

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 44.99

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  • A Connecticut Yankee in Lincoln?s Cabinetby Gideon Welles; J. Ronald Spencer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Civil War through the eyes of a key member of Lincoln?s cabinet more...

  • West Wind, Flood Tideby Jack Friend

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One of history's greatest naval engagements and the Civil War's bloodiest is examined for both its political ramifications and influence on naval tactics and ship design. more...

  • That Furious Struggleby Christopher Mackowski; Kristopher White

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 7.99

    Authors Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White have worked for years to compile this remarkable story of one of the war's greatest battles. escribes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall... more...

  • Warlords of Ancient Mexicoby Peter G. Tsouras

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico. More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Dozens of these charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of... more...

  • Hospital Sketchesby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...

  • Life in Dixie During the War 1861-1865by Mary A. H. Gay

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The "official" account of the Civil War is well known by many, but this sweeping narrative often overlooks the experiences and impressions of individuals. Life in Dixie During the War offers up a fascinating first-hand account of what it was like to actually live through this tumultuous period in American history. According to some, this... more...